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 (är-mä′, är′mä′)
A city of southern Northern Ireland. Reputedly founded by Saint Patrick, it is the seat of both the Roman Catholic and Protestant primates of Ireland.
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1. (Placename) a historical county of S Northern Ireland: in 1973 it was replaced for administrative purposes by the districts of Armagh and Craigavon. Area: 1326 sq km (512 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a district in Northern Ireland, in Co Armagh. Pop: 55 449 (2003 est). Area: 667 sq km (258 sq miles)
3. (Placename) a town in S Northern Ireland, in Armagh district, Co Armagh: seat of Roman Catholic and Protestant archbishops. Pop: 14 590 (2001)
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1. a county in S Northern Ireland. 133,969; 489 sq. mi. (1267 sq. km). Co. seat: Armagh.
2. an administrative district in this county. 50,700; 261 sq. mi. (676 sq. km).
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Armagh can be backed at 10-11 with most firms but Paddy Power have taken a more cautious approach and chalked up Paddy O'Rourke's men at 5-6.
Armagh were too strong for Ballymena in the opening twenty minutes of the game and found themselves ahead after only six minutes.Confident pressure from Armagh, left Richie Johnston in enough space in the Ballymena penalty area to chip the ball over David Henry and into the net.
the Armagh astronomers found that the highest temperatures correspond to years in which the cycle has a shorter-than-normal duration.
There were emotional scenes at the end as the Breffni players celebrated a high quality semi-final replay win with fans on the pitch after edging an almighty tussle with Armagh.
His four points from play were all crucial and he also won the 69th minute free that Niall Grimley converted to put Armagh three clear.
Armagh players are in dire need not only of a challenge, having been laid low for several weeks due to the Foot and Mouth scare, but one that will threaten the disposal of their role as Ulster's undisputed kings.
All-Ireland Qualifier Round 1: Carlow 0-7 Longford 2-11 f man of the match DARA McVEETY 9 Pace caused Armagh all sorts of problems and he stepped up to hit four points from play.
"Armagh obviously finished on a low by missing out on promotion and Down on a high by avoiding relegation, but at the end of the day league and Championship are two different competitions," insists McDonnell.
TOP CHAMPIONSHIP SCORER 04-10 Armagh: Stephen McDonnell 7-89, 30 games (3.7 points per game) Donegal: Colm McFadden 2-73, 21 games (3.8 points per game) FINAL LEAGUE PLACING 10 Armagh: Champions in Division Two.